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Hi I'm Clint Goodman

I grew up in Utah. I love to play sports and and have fun with my friends and family. I live to play music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a student going to college. I'm studying computer information technology. Some day I want to own my own business. When I'm not studying, I love to throw a football or frisbee, or hang out with friends. My hobbies include Music and Computers. I have been playing piano since I was 6, and love to play every chance I can get. I play several other instruments as well. I am also fluent in Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it gives me a long term picture of what I'm doing. My life isn't just about getting a degree, a good job, getting rich and dying. I live to learn, take time to get to know God and myself, and love family and relationships more than anything in the world because they are what will last. I don't get depressed by the news or what is going on in the world, because I know God is in charge and loves me very much. There's never a real reason to doubt, be depressed, or negative. With my faith centered on Jesus Christ, I look forward to everyday, and thank God for every opportunity.

How I live my faith

I've played the organ and piano for my church since I was very young. Once I even made a website for a program in the church. Right now I'm serving a full time mission for the Lord, teaching people everyday about my faith and modern day prophets. Once I'm finished for my dedicated two years, I'll continue to be a missionary by living my beliefs and cheering up others for the rest of my life.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Clint Goodman
Absolutely we believe in the Bible. I have read the bible, I've even been to Israel, and I can testify that the Holy Bible holds the precious truths of the Gospel. When our church was restored, it was the Bible that lead young Joseph Smith to go and pray in the Sacred Grove (James 1:5). It is the Bible that leads us to believe in Jesus Christ. However, complimentary the Book of Mormon is there to help us understand the truths of the Bible. The Book of Mormon provides the second witness to the Bible (2 Corinthians 13:1). "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly" (Articles of Faith: 8) We recognize that the Bible, due to many translations and and unintentional human error, is not as pure simple as the ones who wrote it intended it to be. The Book of Mormon helps clarify those truths so we can have a better understanding. In our church one should use both the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon - hand in hand to - to come closer to our Savior. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Clint Goodman
Mormonism, or the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, has existed from the beginning. Our faith, which is centered in Jesus Christ and followed by obeying the Gospel, is the same faith that our first father Adam followed when he was alive. As we follow the Saviors example of living honorable lives, making and keeping covenants (like baptism), and believe in Him, so did Adam, Noah, Abraham and Moses do and believe also. Of course many times these prophets were rejected, and at times these basic truths and principles were lost or taken off the Earth (we call this Apostasy). It is during a particular apostasy that a young boy, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), sought for truth and was visited by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Like prophets in previous times, Joseph Smith was called as a prophet to restore back the precious truths of the Gospel. Through him the Church was reorganized and established. Joseph Smith had a special role, and fulfilled it righteously. The nickname of "Mormons" refers to our church. While the first saints who may have been labeled as Mormons lived in the 1800's, many righteous saints from the beginning have lived our same values and similar lives. Our beliefs and church were not created in the 1800's, but have been since the beginning and will until the end. Show more Show less